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Fly High With the 10 Best Pilot's Watches You Can Buy

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The very first men's wristwatch was created by Cartier for a pioneering airman, and ever since then, pilot's watches have been a strong style move. Here are 10 of the best to get you airborne:

IWC Pilot's Chronograph, $3,950

IWC's pilot's watches are justly legendary, and this well-priced piece is one of the best they've ever created while the 43mm case is not too oversized.

 Bremont Pilot Solo, $2,550

Britain's Bremont is a brand well worth investing in, and pieces like this are bound to increase in value down the line as well.

Breitling Navitimer World, $4,200

The World version of the iconic Navitimer is our favorite, and besides the added functionality it looks great dressed up or down.

Cartier Santos XL, $4,200

Designed in honor of the original men's wristwatch, the newly re-imagined Santos has retro appeal but thoroughly modern magnetism.

Rolex GMT-Master II, $8,400

Rolex's GMT was the very dual timezone watch and it still ranks tops for desirability. The all-black version is much more subtle than the "Pepsi."

Bell & Ross Aviation Chronograph, $2,400

Bell & Ross' pieces such as this are underpriced in our opinion and so make a great investment as well as a damned handsome accessory.

Zenith Pilot Big Date Automatic, $4,500

Zenith is a brand that's often overlooked in the luxury watch world, but their technical excellence and innovation is second to none.

IWC Spitfire Mark XV, $2,950

One of the best deals on an IWC that you can find anywhere, this mission-critical Spitfire is elegant simplicity at its very finest. 

Breitling Superocean Heritage II, $3,500

A combo pilot's and diving watch, this Superocean is also an incredibly good deal and so shouldn't be overlooked on your search.

Rolex Sky-Dweller, $16,900

To really go over the top, Rolex's Sky-Dweller is for high fliers who want something that truly stands out from the crowd.